A Statuette from Old kingdom of Egypt

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 21 March 2016

Only the upper half of this granite statuette of a seated man has survived. The inscriptions on the back of the statuette read "offerings given of the king to Bastet mistress of Bast for the ka of [...]-bast born of the lady of the house Iry[...]". The inscriptions appear not to be written be earlier than the 25th Dynasty (from title and names); perhaps they were added to an Old Kingdom statue. From Egypt, precise provenance of excavation is unknown. Old Kingdom, circa 2686–2181 BCE. The Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology, London (With thanks to The Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology, UCL).



About the Author

Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
Associate Professor of Neurology and lover of the Cradle of Civilization, Mesopotamia. I'm very interested in Mesopotamian history and always try to take photos of archaeological sites and artifacts in museums, both in Iraq and around the world.

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